Basil Ryeman | Tennessee Brew Works

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Basil RyemanBasil Ryeman

Brewed by:
Tennessee Brew Works
Tennessee, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by richj1970 on 11-22-2013

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 6
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of Homegrownbeerbro
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love it. Pours a hazy dark golden color. Not much head out if a tap but I think the pressure is a touch low on this tap so that may have affected it. I get a lemongrass smell, not a super fragrant beer IMO. Nice creamy, clean mouthfeel. Definitely get the basil, peppery flavors. Enough carbonation to still be refreshing. Get the hops kind of on the back end. A great beer, easy to drink, and made 10 minutes from home. I've had a chance to meet alot of the Brew works crew and they are awesome people making awesome beers. A must try.

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Photo of RevJPFunk
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This a pretty beer, a deep golden color, but not quite red. The pour at my local joint is in a mason jar(!), so I can't really judge the head or the lace. It tastes and smells like wild yeast, very much like a Belgian. The basil is prominent and there is a surprising amount of pepper on the nose, although it does not manifest as much in the flavor. There is some citrus in the nose and perhaps a bit of apple. The flavor is very malty almost like a touch of bread, and the fruity notes are also evident with a little bit of spiciness. The hops are slightly present, floral but subdued, and there is very little bitterness even on the finish. This beer finishes surprisingly clean for the level of malt on the front. The mouthfeel is very middle of the road, not too thin, but not too heavy, and the carbonation is also medium. This is a pretty typical "farmhouse" ale. If you like this style I think you'll find it very creative and above average.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on draft at Craft Brewed in Nashville.

A: Pale yellow with nice 2 finger head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Spices mixed with earthy and grassy undertones. Basil, pepper, funky yeast, and rye grasses.

T: Herbal flavors with a bit of a peppery kick. All of the nice earthy funk you would expect in a nice saison. The rye malts give it a different twist.

M: Light and refreshing and nicely carbonated.

O: A very nice saison. The basil adds just that little something to make it interesting and unique.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Krisp09
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elkinbrown
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of lwcreasy
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy, orange-amber in color, with a small white head; o.k retention.

Grainy-sweet malt with background bread on the nose intermingling with peppery, basil, and slightly fruity notes. Pineapple, citrus, and and orange-y pulp add to the complexity. Delightful and inviting!

Malt character lower in the flavor than in the aroma; giving way to great yeast character- dried pineapple slices, orange, and peppery spiciness popping mid-palate. Delicious fennel, anise, and basil impressions are strong as well throughout. You get a lot of flavor from the basil addition and it mixes beautifully with the saison yeast character. Neither outshines the other.

Medium body, almost creamy in the mouth from the rye in the bill. A truly wonderful finish, perfectly dry like you want in a Saison, leaving a wonderful pepper and basil aftertaste without anything cloying or sweet.

What a great Saison! Creative, yet a great representation of the style. Favorite beer I've had in Nashville.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Fordknox
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of smcolw
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good lace but small head. Gold and nearly clear

Spicy nose and flavor which comes across as licorice and peppery.

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Tone
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong yeast, smoke, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hop, and strong biscuit. This is not a Saison, but it is really good beer. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of ginger, slight yeast, hint of hop, alcohol, slight spice, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma feel, body, and blend.

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Basil Ryeman from Tennessee Brew Works
4.04 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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